The Hazel Food Market, which opened in 2009, is a European-style food market filled with fresh food products that are affordably priced. The market is located next to the Greenlyn Village Centre in Menlo Park, Pretoria, Tshwane.
The Hazel Food Market has more than 70 stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, artisanal breads, home-grown herbs, flowers, freshly baked cakes and other deli-style products. Every Saturday morning you’ll find a wide array of local and international cuisine. For a taste of South Africa try sosaties (meat on a skewer); vetkoek (deep-fried dough with various fillings); koeksisters (deep-fried plaited dough with syrup); gourmet boerewors (farmers' sausage) rolls; and biltong.
In terms of international cuisine Indian, Thai, Mexican, Portuguese and American-style barbecue can all be sampled. Then for dessert there's home-made ice cream, waffles, muffins, brownies and old-fashioned treats such as toffee and fudge.
Because it is designed to be a family-friendly experience, the Hazel Food Market does not sell alcohol. Instead you can choose from fresh smoothies and juices, home-made iced tea and locally roasted coffee.
The market has plenty of seating and there is also a play area with a jungle gym and jumping castle, making it a relaxing experience for the entire family. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Open every Saturday 8am to 2pm. Admission is free.